Kameron Butler, a three-star defensive end prospect at Covington Catholic, visited Western Kentucky last weekend to participate in the football program's Junior Day.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Butler toured the program facilities, checked out the campus and met with members of the WKU coaching staff while on The Hill. Before leaving, head coach Mike Sanford extended a scholarship offer.
"I was really excited and happy that they offered me," he told WKU Insider.
This time spent at Western Kentucky last Saturday was impactful. Butler learned more about the continuing upward movement of the Hilltoppers football program and the excitement found throughout the growing campus.
"What stood out to me was the coaching staff's vision of the program and some of the goals they have as a team and the school itself is great," he said. "The visit was awesome."
As a junior, Butler registered 61 tackles, including 45 solo stops, with 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He also proved dangerous against the pass, snagging five interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. His ability to create havoc on the defensive side of the ball, along with his focus in the classroom have impressed the WKU coaches.
"They like how I'm big and can move, how I'm versatile, and my work in the classroom," he said.
Butler also holds scholarship offers from Ball State, Marshall, Miami (Oh) and Vanderbilt. He'll visit Northwestern and Vanderbilt during the coming weeks.